Adverse Childhood Experiences Resources

  • VetoViolence
    VetoViolence is a source of trainings, tools, and resources for violence prevention professionals. The site features interactive tools and trainings designed to help practitioners stop violence before it begins.
    • ACEs Training
      An online training to help understand, recognize, and prevent ACEs from occurring in the first place.
    • ACE Study Infographic
      Visual, interactive representation of data from the 1995-1997 CDC-Kaiser Permanente study on Adverse Childhood Experiences prevalence and relationship to health outcomes.
    • ACEs Snapshot
      Interactive tool that provides insight into how ACEs can be prevented and how to minimize negative effects.
    • Connecting the Dots
      A free, online training that helps users explore shared risk and protective factors across multiple forms of violence.
    • Making the Case: Engaging Businesses
      A free online resource that explains how communities can work with the business sector to assure safe, stable, nurturing relationships, and environments for all children and families.
    • Veto Violence Facebook Page
      Connect with VetoViolence on Facebook, where you can watch videos, post comments, and more.
  • Essentials for Childhood (EfC)
    EfC proposes strategies that communities can consider to promote the types of relationships and environments that help children grow up to be healthy and productive citizens.
    •  Addiction Signs & Symptoms 60% of children and adolescents have been exposed to a crime, violence and abuse. 50% of youth have been assaulted at least once. 34% of youth reported being emotionally bullied and 13% physically bullied. It’s no surprise that adverse childhood experiences have a strong association with alcohol and drug use. In 1999, only around 5% of opioid deaths in children were due to fentanyl, but in 2021, the drug was responsible for 94% of deaths. Fentanyl-related deaths among children increased more than 30-fold between 2013 and 2021.
  • Presentation Graphics
    This page contains graphics that can be incorporated into presentations on ACEs.
  • Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: A Technical Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic ActivitiesCdc-pdf [3.69 MB, 52 Pages, 508]
    CDC’s technical package to help states and communities take advantage of the best available evidence to prevent child abuse and neglect and other adversities.
  • Strengthening Economic Supports for Families Recommended MessagingCdc-pdfExternal
    These are general recommendations for effective messaging of prevention strategies.
  • Administration for Children and Families’ Children’s Bureau’s prevention pageExternal
    This page provides resources to support child abuse and neglect programs, researchers, and monitoring systems.

Source: CDC Adverse Childhood Experience Resource Page